East vs West: Top 5 celebrity weddings from 2014

It has been a year filled with great news and we at W&T have been kept busy with the countless A-list nuptials. From Kimye’s over-the-top affair to Ariel Lin’s star-studded wedding day, we look back at 2014’s most talked about celebrity weddings.

1. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor is officially taken and that is, understandably, big news. Dozens of paparazzi gathered at the various locations where the wedding celebrations were held – like Venice and England – and George Clooney, 52, and British-based human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, did not disappoint the huge media turnout. Apart from weeks of parties which filled tabloid pages, 36-year-old Alamuddin’s impeccable style got everyone talking as well!

2. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
And so they are finally married, after what seemed like eternity, in August. But the world’s attention fell on the bride’s wedding dress – and for a good reason.

From the front, it had looked like any other traditional white satin gown, but the back was a real surprise. The creation by Donatella Versace featured drawings of the couple’s six children – Maddox, 13; Pax, 10; Zahara, nine; Shiloh, eight; and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – which were embroidered on the gown and veil.

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3. Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine
The wedding which was held in San José del Cabo, Mexico, was “a night of gorgeous locale, food and a night of rock ‘n’ roll performances worthy of a music festival, according to various western media.

4. Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson
For their New Orleans wedding, Solange Knowles and longtime boyfriend and video director Alan Ferguson showed they have a dramatic, fun flair. Not only did they ride up to the wedding on matching white bicycles, but the bride wore a white Stephane Rolland jumpsuit with an attached cape, then changed into all-white Humberto Leon for Kenzo floor-length gown with another matching cape! Now, that’s cool!

5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
You didn’t think we could have forgotten all about them right? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have always been over the top and their Euro-hopping wedding was no different. Throw in a Vogue cover – which had Kardashian gushing on Twitter as a “dream come true” – they clearly deserved the title as the #World’sMostTalkedAboutCouple‘s big day.

1. Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu
The secret nuptials of local TV stars Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu clearly topped one of Singapore’s biggest entertainment news for 2014. The hush-hush ceremony was attended by the couple’s families from Singapore and Guangzhou, and it was not known until photos on celebrity hairstylist David Gan’s Instagram account leaked news of the event. Why so secretive, right?

2. Yvonne Lim and Alex Tien
Local actress Yvonne Lim tied the knot with former Mandopop boyband member, Alex Tien, in September at the swanky Ritz Carlton Hotel. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Alex Junior, on December 27.

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3. Vivian Hsu and Sean Lee
Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu and her boyfriend, Singapore-based businessman Sean Lee, held two weddings in the romantic Bali and Taipei this year. Both of which captured much buzz on W&T. The former was memorable because the couple performed a song titled “Till I Met You”, according to Taiwan media. The song was composed by both Lee and Hsu. The former wrote the music and she penned the lyrics which went: “Till I met you/We Believe/What is destiny.” Hsu was reportedly so moved that she teared several times.

4. Zhou Xun and Archie Kao
The 40-year-old Chinese actress said “I do” to her American Chinese boyfriend, Archie Kao during a charity event held in Hangzhou, and announced their engagement news towards the end of the night, making a grand entrance decked out in their wedding best.

5. Ariel Lin and Charles Lin
A star-studded engagement party was only befitting for one of Taiwan’s most popular actress. Ariel Lin, who has starred in numerous popular idol dramas, first got engaged to her boyfriend Charles Lin, on her 32nd birthday in Taipei in October, before having her official wedding on Christmas eve. The guest list included Taiwanese celebrities including Chen Bo Lin, Kai Ko, Christine Fan and husband “Blackie”.